Newman's Nest


Lavender Festival

I went to my first lavender festival this past weekend with my mother in law at Lakeside Lavender! It was beautiful to see the rows and rows of vivid purple. There were lots of fun things there- vendors, joe2u (a super cool mobile espresso catering service), and a yoga class by the lavender field in the morning. It was such a great way to start a Saturday morning!

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Family, Travel, Wedding

Georgia and South Carolina (Part 2)

The whole reason for our trip was because…. my brother got married!! The boy who, for years and years, swore he would never, ever get married (so it was a pretty big deal)! His wife is from Augusta, Georgia, and we were welcomed with the most wonderful Southern hospitality (and lots of sweet tea) by her family. The venue was an old mill, and it was so neat looking!  Just a beautiful wedding, all around. Also while we were in Augusta, we got a chance to see a plantation- I have always  ...

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East Coast Adventure

Georgia and South Carolina, here we come! Off to the beach, sight seeing in Savannah, and a very special wedding in Augusta. Oh, how I love the South. Looking forward to some good ol’ fashioned sweet tea and family time!

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Camping, Family, Travel

Summer Part I

Wow, June has flown by! At the beginning of the month, my sweet nephew, AJ, turned two. I was lucky enough to make a trip down to be at the party!! The next week was Parma convention, which was wonderful as always. Lastly, we took a little camping trip up to Sagehen Reservoir. The trip turned south when we realized we forgot coffee for the French press- sittin’ by the campfire in the brisk mornings just weren’t the same! But it was a very relaxing and fun trip, all the same. So,  ...

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Boating and Planting

This last week has been busy- we have been getting the house ready for summer (window washing/shampooing carpets), starting the landscaping in our backyard, and making sure we have a little time to go boating! I now have dahlias, poppies, roses, and hydrangeas around the yard.  I am so excited for some colorful blooms- the dahlias are blooming quite well already. Oh, and an update on my last post about going through closets…. didn’t happen.  At least the windows are clean, right?!

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